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“Beautiful ancient engineering”

Herodyon National Park
Modiin, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful ancient engineering”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Must read about it prior to your visit. Adjacent to Jerusalem but requires a vehicle to get there.
An ambitious building project, served the Judean King (37 – 4 B.C.E.) as summer palace, fortress, monument, burial ground and district capital.

Visited August 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Combine with Israel Museum Exhibit”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Much of what was found at Herodian is now on display at the Israel Museum until October, 2013. Both places are very worthwhile. Israel National Pass admits to Herodion.

Visited August 2013
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Bayside, New York
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“interesting, exciting place off the beaten path”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Herodion a few miles outside of Jerusalem, is a magnificent ruins dating back to the time of Herod. My guide Ze'ev (through Shalom tours) brought this place to life and the times that the people there lived in. I realize most tourists to Israel visit the more known, popular sights such as Jerusalem (of course) Nazareth, Dead Sea, Masada, etc. but Herodion is certainly worth a visit, especially if one has a knowledgeable guide. The terrain and climb is moderately difficult, but my wife and myself both in our fifties and sixty had little trouble. Don't forget a hat to keep the sun off your head.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great views of the whole of ancient Judea”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

The site has been very well preserved and the archaeological explanations at every turn are very helpful. The 360 degree views over the ancient Jewish kingdom of Judea are breathtaking.

Visited August 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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“Get a sense of Herod's greatness and paranoia”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Comparing to Jerusalem the place is nearly deserted. This allows one to sense its unique atmosphere and location on the verge of Judean desert.
Despite shortage of visitors the site is reasonably well maintained.
Come early morning or late afternoon.

Visited August 2013
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